AUGUSTA – Iona Marie Donnell, 90, of Augusta, died Thursday Nov. 29, 2018, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Glenridge.

She was born in Millinocket, Maine of Feb. 12, 1928, the daughter of Allen and Grace (Doucette) Tapley.

Iona loved her family, her church family at Kennebec Valley Assembly of God in Chelsea, Maine and her God. Life was not always easy for her, especially the past year, but Iona was strong, resilient, positive, did not complain, and did her best to take care of others. She lived life to the fullest, as long as she could, and enjoyed each day given to her. She was loved by so many.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Normand Donnell, Sr.

Iona is survived by two sons, Walter Donnell, Sr., of Leeds, Norman Donnell, Jr., of Oklahoma; two daughters, Linda Robinson and husband Robert, of Pittston, Vickey Gray, of Windsor; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Kennebec Valley Assembly of God, 44 Hallowell Road, Chelsea, Maine, on Monday Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations may be sent to the:

Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter

online at

or by mail

Alzheimer’s Association

PO Box 96011

Washington, D.C. 20090-6011

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